Originally Posted by Mr. T
These are 2 very different types of BJ.
The ones played in Macau and MBS are with American rules. The one that is played in RWS is with European rules. They have different BS.
The MBS BJ has the ES10 added based on the American rules. It cannot be superimposed on the European BJ. For instance ES10 of 0.24% is based on the difference in BS of doubling 11 vs 10 whereas the European rules is to hit
11 vs 10. So for European rules the advantage of ES10 is less than 0.24%. In other words ES10 is not as valuable for European rules. The Advantage in ES10 is also less because you do not split 8"s against 10 and 11.
What the actual HA is with Surrender in RWS I really don't know. Perhaps you want to sent your question to the Wizard of Odds.
You make sense. There is obviously an interaction effect there between ENHC and ES10.
But would it really increase the house edge so much as to make an estimate of "0.31% to 0.4%" completely wrong? I'd say the interaction effect would definetly make my estimate of 0.33% an underestimate, but I don't think the house edge of the game would be greater than 0.4%.
MBS still has the better game, obviously.
So RWS will get the tourist market, MBS gets the real gamblers, perhaps? MBS can certainly afford to crank up their house edges without losing too much business. I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
Originally Posted by nc-tom
Dont all the BJ games in Macau use CSM?
Was that figured into your HA estimate?
The difference a CSM makes to a 6 deck game is a drop
of 0.02% in the house edge. On a 4 deck game it makes a difference of a drop of 0.035% in the house edge
I'm not sure if I took that into consideration, but generally I use the "theoretical" figures on the Wizard Basic Strategy calculator (which assume shuffle after every hand, i.e. CSM) as my basic house edge. So it has probably been taken partly into account.
Regardless, I think it is far to estimate the RWS game as 0.35% to 0.40% (I'm revising up due to the interaction effect Mr T pointed out), and the MBS game as 0.16%. From a cynical viewpoint I'd expect the MBS house edge to rise... if they changed to ENHC they'd still have Singapore's lowest basic strategy house edge for BJ and still get plenty of customers.